welcome back fam! we’re on part two of how to wear color

This time I’ll be discussing color groups (or harmonies) & emotions with you all. In case you missed part one – click here

color harmonies

Some colors (technically) go better together than others. When they do, we call this a color harmony. Simply said: something that is pleasing to the eye. It engages the viewer and creates an inner sense of order, a balance in the visual experience. So obviously when something is not harmonious, it’s either considered boring or chaotic.

There are a ton of color harmonies. And many are based on the color schemes I discussed in part one. Two of my personal faves:

1

nature

This is the most common one. Makes sense, cause who doesn’t love the hues of nature? Blue sea, green palms and white beaches, here for it.

2

pastels

My absolute all time favorite is pastels. Even when every item you wear is a different pastel color, it will still look very balanced and at ease.

Colors are moods

Colors spark a variety of emotions. They’re moods, vibes, a feeling. Just like brands use certain colors in their advantage, you may be able to do the same for your own self-expression.. Here’s a list of a few colors and what impact they have on us:

blue

A cold color that speaks a certain serenity and calmness. But also stands for wisdom and loyalty.

pink

Considered to be a very calming and gentle color. May also be used to express love and romance.

orange

Another warm color. Mostly stands for enthusiasm, warmth and wealth prosperity. But also speaks to change.

red

One we all know very well: the true color of romance and love. But it’s also energetic, intense and the color of blood.

yellow

My fav! think happiness, laughter and all things cheerful. Also the most attention-getting color (think danger signs).

white

Weddings? Well yes, ‘cause it’s the color of purity and cleanliness. But also innocence, neutrality and in some cultures mourning.

purple

Personally I always think about Prince, but purple is the typical color for royalty. Also: wealth, mystery and spirituality.

green

Funny about green is how it immediately calls for nature and health. But also stands for money, growth and calmness.

black

The color that stands for authority, power and strength. But also evil, death or mourning.

so what did we learn today?

Colors have the power to change your mood

It can affect your emotions

And they can become a big part of your identity.